All DSA alumni welcome at KWANZAA DAY 2018




We hope to see you this Friday for the school wide Kwanzaa assembly!


This event is not only for students, but also Alumni for DSA of all artistic and professional backgrounds! Many of the alumni will join some of the students on stage activities and performances including the Vision Male Ensemble, African dance, and jazz combo.






We’ll be celebrating the history and legacy of all things DSA! The entire day will be cross curricular! There will be many performances, Music numbers, dance, social studies, language arts, and more.


Only DSA alumni, past and present staff, and current students are admitted to participate.

Breakfast and lunch will be served for alumni, students, and staff, as well!


Detroit School of Arts (DSA)

123 SeldenDetroit, MI 48201


Detroit School of Arts is a nationally renowned Arts and Academic high school that offers a strong college preparatory Academic and Arts Curriculum, with pre-professional study in Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music Technology, Dance, Theater, Speech, Radio/Television production, Visual Arts and Visual Communications.


In order to provide a stimulus for young people to advance their knowledge in all areas, DSA provides an exigent academic program; DSA has a core academic, advanced placement curriculum. The School’s Administration believes that these rigorous course offerings will prepare students for an internationally competitive society. The results of this demanding program are dramatic. Detroit School of Arts’ graduation rate averages 98% annually. All graduating seniors receive financial awards for college.


DSA’s performing groups travel around the world to cities such as Toronto, Ontario; London, England; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA; Miami FL; and Los Angeles, CA. DSA Dance Majors have worked professionally with entertainers such as Aretha Franklin, and have been First Place State winners in premier dance competitions and festivals. The Radio, Television & Communications Department produces “Detroit Public Schools’ Radio”, which airs on WRCJ (90.9 FM) and Channel 10 and 22 (Comcast Television). Visual Arts student works (which have won National, State, and Local Honors) are exhibited in several local venues, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Detroit Children’s Museum, and Pewabic Pottery. The DSA Marching Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Male Vocal, Female Vocal, and Concert Choir all earn superior ratings at festivals and competitions, and perform regularly for the community. The DSA Wind Symphony has performed twice at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York. DSA is the only predominately African-American band to perform in this event.


In addition, the DSA band performed in London, England in April 2001. The late Platinum Recording Artist and Star Search Alumnus, “Aaliyah” Haughton is a 1997 graduate from the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts. She was nominated for two Grammy Awards and three NAACP Awards. She had two successful films, “Romeo Must Die”, and Ann Rice’s “The Queen of the Damned.”


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